Re: [stella] Atari 7800 signing program

Subject: Re: [stella] Atari 7800 signing program
From: "Frank Palazzolo" <palazzol@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2001 12:23:51 -0400
That's correct.  The reason I don't support signing of raw binaries > 48K is 
that I don't know which section of the ROM is mapped at console init time, 
so I can't calculate a signature.  The A78 header has that additional meta-
information about the mapping that is needed.  There is nothing MESS-
specific about the A78 format, BTW, except that it originated with MESS.  
It's actually a good solution to that mapping problem which crops up with 
bank-switched cart images on all consoles.


> Umm, am I missing something here? I was under the impression that the only 
> difference between the raw bin and the .A78 version was that the .A78 version 
> has a MESS header.
> Mitch
> Msorman@xxxxxxx

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